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Anna Cooper

Cor Anglais Tutor

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Anna Cooper studied at Chetham's School of Music, and continued her studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with James Brown and Jane Marshall. Shortly after leaving Guildhall, Anna was appointed Principal Cor Anglais with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 1998 Anna left the RLPO to pursue a freelance career, and has since played with many of the UK's orchestras, including a season with Opera North, and regular playing with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Northern Chamber Orchestra, and the RLPO.

Anna's other passion is arranging wind ensemble music, particularly for double reed groups of all abilities. In 2010 she launched Wonderful Winds, a website selling her arrangements, which have been used by the British Double Reed Society, the LSO Education Department, the Big Double Reed Day, the National Youth Orchestra oboe section and Birmingham Music Service, among others.

Anna also teaches cor anglais reedmaking and chamber music coaching.